Phillies roster moves as Jean Segura heads to Injured List
In last night’s 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Phillies lost both Bryce Harper and Jean Segura to injury. Segura pulled up awkwardly after beating out an error in the ninth inning last night. He was replaced by a pinch running and headed into the clubhouse.
On the season, Segura has been playing All-Star caliber baseball, slashing .332/.379/.465 with a .845 OPS. Girardi was not confident that Segura would be day-to-day like Harper. Turns out that was correct.
Bryce Harper tweaked his lower back in the fourth inning. He finished the at-bat with a strikeout and would not return to the game. Harper’s back has been an issue since late last season and an MRI in Clearwater last February revealed that it was an issue with the QL (quadratus lumborum) muscle.
Harper and Girardi both believe this is something they can manage throughout the season and neither were ready to say that a trip to the injured list would be needed. Harper is now considered to be day-to-day for the time being, but we all know how that goes.
Jean Segura is heading to the 10-Day Injured List with a left groin strain. Nick Maton has been recalled from Lehigh Valley.
Shortly after the Phillies 12-6 win over the Nationals a few weeks ago, they optioned Nick Maton to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Maton joined the Phillies in April and hit .333 over his first 39 career at-bats. Ronald Torreyes, finally healthy, took the majority of Maton’s playing time as of late, and the rookie’s numbers suffered as he batted just .206 over his last 63 at-bats. Maton will surely get another shot as the Phillies lack depth with Harper and Segura both sidelined.
Tonight’s Phillies Lineup:
Tonight, they will face Clayton Kershaw. Zack Wheeler will be on the mound hoping to avoid the sweep before heading north in California to play the San Francisco Giants.